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Shaved Zucchini Salad with Macadamia Nuts

6 Servings<p>Banish flashbacks of bland zucchini with this crunchy, cheesy, salty, citrusy salad.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<p>1 teaspoon honey<p>1 teaspoon soy sauce<p>Kosher salt and freshly …

Food

Chia Pudding with Dried Apricots and Pineapple

2 Servings<p>Try to get this in the fridge the night before for the best texture. If you're short on time, just top some pineapple chunks with chopped dried apricots and some pan-toasted chia seeds for a little crunch and protein.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup unsweetened almond milk<p>4 tablespoons chia seeds<p>2 …

Breakfast

25 Easy Desserts for Those Last-Minute Sugar Cravings

When you want something sweet and you want it now, look no further than quick-fix treats.<p><b>We love making weekend projects</b> out of elaborate cake, pastry, and pie recipes. But when we get hit by a sudden, unstoppable sugar craving, we turn to these no-fuss desserts. From the easiest cookies to the …

Dessert

Quinoa Tabbouleh

6 Servings<p>The classic Middle Eastern salad gets an of-the-moment upgrade with the "it" grain, quinoa.<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup quinoa, rinsed well<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 garlic clove, minced<p>1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>1 …

Food

4 No-Bake Birthday Cakes for Hot Summer Days

There's no need to turn the oven on to make these couldn't-be-simpler birthday cakes.<p>Too hot to bake? No problem. Whip up one of these no-bake wonders for birthday boys and girls of all ages. Just don't forget the candles.<p><b>Mud Pie</b> Fill a pre-baked cookie or graham cracker crust with about 2 pints of …

Dessert

What's new in Paris

Paris might be timeless when it comes to iconic art and architecture but it is also a city constantly on the move – always hot on the heels of tomorrow’s trends and pushing the boundaries of architectural design and innovation. Inspired new projects are flourishing across the French capital this …

Carla Hall’s Christmas Day Treat: Rum Balls

Christmas Day is one of indulgence and sloth. Make a batch of these rum balls, climb into a onesie, and let your favorite movie do the rest.<p><b>Servings:</b> …

How To Make The World's Best Hot Chocolate

The secret is to use really great chocolate, and not much else.<p>James Beard award-winning pastry chef Jacques Torres is so committed to using only the highest-quality chocolate that in 2000 he left the restaurant world to open his own chocolate factory in Brooklyn. Today he has two factories and …

Dessert

18 Mason Jar Salads That Make Perfect Healthy Lunches

Easy ways to eat yer greens all week long.<p><b>The dressing goes in first.</b> This is so important! This guarantees that your salad ingredients don't get soggy.<p><b>Then go with a grain or a protein, or anything else big and chunky.</b> This protects your more delicate ingredients from getting wet.<p><b>Then the fixings.</b> …

Healthy Eating

The Ultimate Parisian Guide To Paris

Forget the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées. Here's where Parisians actually go.

France

16 Homemade Cookie Butter Recipes To Get Your Fix

Because sometimes buying delicious things in jars can get expensive!

Dessert

The 20 Coolest Arcades in the World

It's time to level up.<p>Pinball and <i>Pac Man</i> are mainstays in pop culture, but it isn't easy to find an authentic arcade where you can play them. Not …

How to Tip When Traveling Around the World

There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much, and when—especially when you're in a foreign country. You’ll come face …

Hospitality

Long Weekend in Edinburgh

It’s not hard to see why most visitors fall in love with Edinburgh: its medieval castle, cobblestoned streets, and stone buildings provide no …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Five reasons to visit Rotterdam

Rotterdam is your typical second city. While second cities might often be disregarded in favour of just checking out their popular counterparts (Amsterdam, we’re looking at you), to do so is a travel faux pas. Second cities are generally self-assured – existing for themselves and not just for …

55 Creative Rice Recipes For Our Favorite Pantry Staple

These 55 dinner recipes with rice are nutritious and easy to make.<p><b>When it comes to versatile, healthy ingredients</b>, rice tops our list. It's a people-pleasing pantry staple worth having around, whether you prefer the short-grain brown variety, black rice, or classic jasmine (we like to keep all …

Cooking

Café Culture in Brussels

One of my favorite European habits that I can never get enough of is the café culture.<br>It is the first day this spring where it is warm enough to sit …

French Illustrations at L'Illustre Boutique

It had been years since I last stumbled upon the Passage du Grand Cerf in the 2nd, a long and narrow gallery of creative shops. Though I wasn't the …

The Greatest Street in Paris

So, you think you know Paris? There are hundreds of memorable streets and boulevards in the City of Lights. But, for my money, Rue Montorgueil is the …

Strolling through history in Passage Verdeau

<i>Passages</i> were designed in the 19th century to give Parisians protection from muddy streets and horse-drawn vehicles. Some 20 of these covered …

How to Make Mud Pie

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: You don't have to drive to your favorite diner for a big piece of mud pie. Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial is showing you how to make</i> …

Baking

Beyond the beignets: New Orleans' modern food movement

New Orleans is a food city, no question; it always has been. No offense to those hearty regional faves – gumbo, jambalaya and the ubiquitous beignets – but the association has long been one of over-indulgence rather than variety and refinement. The good news: a number of the city's recently opened …

Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

How to Make Black Licorice From Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Christina Lane from Dessert For Two makes a homemade version of a controversial candy that will convert you to the dark side.</i><p>Black licorice can …

Dessert

A Gorgeous Park Designed With a Double Purpose: Flood Protection

Corktown Common Park is a beautiful urban oasis—the 18 acre park, situated in the West Don Lands district of Toronto, boasts a wildlife-filled marsh, …